Help! Need advice on upgrading from GTX 650 Ti Boost!

Hi guys, I'm planning to upgrade my ASUS GTX 650 Ti Boost DirectCU II OC but I'm not quite sure what to do actually. Here's my plan in mind:

Option 1: Sell my current GPU and buy a GTX 760 or a 770 and when the time comes, I'm gonna sell my GTX 760 or 770 and buy a GTX 800 Series.

If Option 1 is good, which one should I choose? A GTX 760? Or a GTX 770? Yes, I did my research about those two GPU's and based on the reviews, both are okay when it comes to Price/Performance. But the problem is, unlike those reviews that I read, the price where I'm from differs. A GTX 760 costs around $302 and a GTX 770 around $404 compared to it's US price of $250 and $340 respectively which is $50-60 more. So I'm not entirely sure if the Price/Performance on the reviews works on where I'm from. But, if it's basically the same, which one should I get?


Option 2: Keep my current GPU and just wait for the GTX 800 Series.

If Option 2 is better, then why? Will I be at loss when I purchase a GTX 760 or 770 and sell it afterwards to purchase a GTX 800 Series when it arrives?

Will the money that I will lose after selling the GTX 760 or 770 justifiable for about 6-7months? (I'm sorry but English is not my native language so I'm having a hard time explaining this last sentence, I hope someone understands what I mean here.)

I hope you guys can help me. I really need some advice on this. Thanks!

And oh, before I forget, I mostly play AA and AAA games at 1920x1080 resolution.

These are my specs:

CPU: i5 3570k @ 4.5Ghz
GPU: Asus GTX 650 Ti Boost DirectCU II OC @ 1160Mhz Boost Clock
MB: P8Z77-V Pro
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro 2x4GB 1600Mhz
PSU: Corsair HX750
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    Just a week ago I was in the same situation. I also had a 650 (not ti) and wanted an upgrade. I just recently bought a 760 and it is great!! It will play lots of games at 1080p at very high anti-aliasing effects. The main reason why I would pick option 1 would be because the gtx 600 to 700 series have upgrades, but not big changes. For example: the 780 is a replacement for the 680, the only difference is that the 780 has gddr5 memory and the 680 has gddr3 memory. The gtx 760 is also a replacement for the 660 and the 660ti, the 760 just has about 8% to 4% better frames per second. I would also pick option 1 because the release dates for the gtx 800 series have not been released, and you will never know how long it will take for them to release the new series of graphics cards. If you are not satisfied with your 760 or 770 then you can always return it after around 30 days, or you could sell it to someone.

    If you chose option 1 then I would search on google for "gtx 760 vs 770 benchmarks" for some results. Whichever card gives what you want I would go with that one. If you are buying the 760 because it is cheaper, but you don't like the performance, then I would save a little bit more money and go with the 770.

    But dont just take my word for it, wait a few days for other people to respond and give their opinion.

    Good luck with buying your graphics card!!! ;)
  2. I guess it depends on how long you want to stick with your current 650TI Boost. I'd get a GTX 770 if that's the route you're going. It'll do a great job with 1080p gaming.
  3. take a GTX 780 or r9 290. there is no need to wait or change. with these card you will be able to play all games in ultra settings for 3\4 years. if you are in short in budget take a r9 280x or GTX 770. these two cards are more then sufficient to play all current n upcoming games in 1080p with ultra\very high settings and decent fps.
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